Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Purled Ladder, Openwork Rib, Etc., Etc.

There are so many great stitch patterns in this book, it's hard to know where to start!

I just wanted to introduce myself as a new member and say hey. My name is Ginny, and I'm a sock addict. I've finished two pairs now and have two more pairs on the (double-pointed) needles. I have to admit, three of the four pairs are actually toe-up from this pattern, but I've used the stitch patterns from SKS.

There are the Purled Ladder Patons Classic Wool socks for hubby:

There are the Elongated Corded Rib "Happy Feet" Lorna's Laces Rainbow socks for my stepmom:

There are the Openwork Rib "Chocolate Covered Cherry" socks for my sister (one done, one to go):

And there are the Welt Fantastic striped socks for ME (unless they turn out too small): (Picture upcoming.)

The chevron socks are the first that I have attempted top-down, with my first provisional cast-on and first Kitchener stitch (at the heel). Love the provisional cast-on, hated the Kitchener stitch. I'm going to get the lovely ladies at my LYS to help me when it comes to grafting the toe closed.

I'm also terribly afraid they are going to be too small for my size 10-wider-after-pregnancy foot. Which would serve me right for not checking my gauge before I started with this yarn. Ah well. The self-striping yarn is quite addictive. It's hard not to squeeze in a couple more rows before bed to see the next stripe start.

Happy socking!


OzKnitter said...

Hi Ginny. Your socks look wonderful! The chocolate cherry ones look good enough to eat LOL.

I noticed you said you have issues with Kitchener stitch. I was the same with my first one! Someone kindly pointed me in the direction of this video... which was a lifesaver! I saved it to my computer and now when it comes to grafting I play the video and pause/play/rewind it as I graft. It's just like having someone talk me through it.

Elspeth said...

I think this is the sock I was trying to make (elongated corded rib). How do you do the YO at the beginning of a needle? I noticed that in other patterns, but wasn't able to get it to work.